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“We took the lead on the project,” Eggers said, “and

coordinated all IP infrastructure with the town’s IT depart- ment, while other specialists installed card access and CCTV.” LPC took the project planning seriously, as running mul-

tiple vendors on a shared IP network requires careful consid- eration. Distance limitations, power requirements and envi- ronmental concerns all had to be addressed. Aunified approach quickly proved to be the most tech-

nologically advanced and cost-efficient solution for the town- ship. Talk-A-Phone’s WEBS Contact mass notification plat- form and VoIP emergency phones were configured to be part of the unified system. The Wide-area Emergency Broadcast System (WEBS)

server, as well as the emergency phone system and gateways, are housed at the township’s Department of Public Works. Miles away from the Hicksville parking facility site, it is con- nected through a fiber network. Installation of VoIP emergency phones and the WEBS

Contact mass notification platform was not new to LPC. Company employees completed a certification course in VoIP telephony and mass notification systems. It offers partici- pants hands-on experience setting up VoIP emergency phones and the mass notification platform. “The factory training [certification program] definitely

helped our technicians during the installation,” Eggers said. “We especially appreciated the hands-on approach. A lot of companies out there like to conduct online training, but I like to have the product in my hands. That way, if something doesn’t work, the trainer is there to show me exactly what I did wrong.” With certification under its belt, LPC took the lead in the

project. The VoIP-500 Series emergency phones were first installed on a test network with other vendors’ products. Because of the crucial nature of emergency calls, “Quality of Service” was implemented to prioritize emergency commu- nications between the township’s phone system, the gate- ways and the emergency phones. Extensive planning and staged testing of the entire sys-

tem by LPC technicians gave the Town of Oyster Bay’s IT department peace of mind. After configuration of the VoIP emergency phones was

complete, all devices were registered with the WEBS Contact mass notification server, enabling it to send audio broadcasts to VoIP units. The VoIP-500 emergency phones serve dual purposes:

They are used as emergency communications devices; they also can be paged at high volume (exceeding 100dB) to deliv- er site-specific instructions to individual units, groups of units, or all at once. WEBS Contact allows emergency personnel to issue tar-

geted audio alerts to pre-defined segments of the parking facility with the push of a button. At the same time, the sys- tem can deliver SMS (short message service) and e-mails to groups of recipients. “We are very happy with the system,” McCaffrey said.

“It has proven to be reliable, vandal-resistant, and it projects a positive image of safety and security at our facilities.”

Alek Kireyenka, Director of Product Marketing for Talk-A-Phone, can be reached at The system used in Oyster Bay was Manufactured by Talk a Phone and installed by LPC Inc.

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